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Is Colorado a Mom or Dad State?

One of the biggest fears of a divorcing or separating parent is losing child custody due to the judge’s bias towards the other parent. Some worry that the court automatically favors mothers over fathers in custody cases. However, this is now simply a myth. Colorado is neither a “mom state”...
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Is Colorado a Community Property State?

Colorado is not a community property state, but is what’s called an equitable division state.  That means that in Colorado, there is no assumption that all property is marital property and assets are not divided equally upon the dissolution of a marriage. Instead, property is divided equitably once the couple...
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What is a Wife Entitled to in a Divorce in Colorado?

A wife has the same rights as her husband to seek her fair share in divorce matters, such as property division and alimony (spousal maintenance). Each of these issues is determined separately during divorce, with its own guidelines and factors to consider. Let’s take a look at what a wife...
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How Long Do You Have to be Married to Get Alimony in Colorado?

Alimony, or “spousal maintenance” in legal terms, is meant to support a former spouse who needs financial help after a divorce. Either spouse may seek alimony during the divorce proceeding. However, the duration of the spouse’s marriage may affect their eligibility for alimony, as well as the resulting alimony award....
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Allocation of Parental Responsibilities Under Colorado Law

Child custody cases involve a thorough assessment of the allocation of parental responsibilities. This includes how much time the child spends with each parent, which parent makes crucial decisions in the child’s life, and to what extent each party is involved in the process of decision making.  These issues are...
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Colorado Divorce Checklist

Divorce can be complicated and requires ample preparation. There are a lot of confusing forms and documents to prepare and submit each step of the way. The checklist below will help ensure that anyone thinking about getting a divorce in Colorado is ready for the process. Although it’s possible to...
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Colorado Parenting Time Guidelines

Colorado re-defined the use of terms like “custody” and “visitation” in the nineties, per §14-10-103, C.R.S, the Colorado General Assembly redefined these terms as follows: (3) On and after July 1, 1993, the term “visitation” has been changed to “parenting time”. It is not the intent of the general assembly...
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Colorado High Income Divorce – What Changes?

A divorce can be a highly emotional affair on its own, but when it involves a high-net-worth couple, the issues can make for a lengthy and complex battle.  With more assets to divide, the divorce is more likely to turn into a contested one, which means that it’ll take more...
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